Not Billy Graham’s Prayer

I found this emailed to me yesterday, and thought it interesting enough to share:

“Heavenly Father,

We come before You today to ask Your Forgiveness and seek Your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ”Woe to those who call evil good,” but that’s exactly what we have done. We have lost our Spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values. We confess that; we have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it pluralism; We have worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism; We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle; We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery; We have neglected the needy and called it self preservation; We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare; We have killed our unborn and called it choice; We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable; We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem; We have abused power and called it political savvy; We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition; We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression; We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, O God, and know our hearts today; try us and see if there be some wicked way in us; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent here by the people of this state and who have been ordained by You, to govern this great state of Kansas. Grant them your wisdom to rule and may their decisions direct us to the center of Your Will.

I ask in in the name of your Son, The Living Savior, Jesus Christ.”

By the way, this link indicates that Billy Graham is not the author, but Minister Joe Wright, who gave the prayer in 1996 in front of the Kansas Senate.

No matter who gave it, many find it true and it has become their prayer as well.

I would add to the prayer that there’s also the idea of adding a huge military-industrial (and spying or “intelligence”) complex for the purpose of peace.  There’s something ironic about that.

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2 responses to “Not Billy Graham’s Prayer

  1. Jodi

    Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed that and I think it is easy to do these things in our lives every day.

  2. It appears you know a good deal pertaining to this specific topic and it all demonstrates through this excellent blog post, called “Not Billy
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